Vespa Daniela by Carlos Alberto

published in: Vehicles By Marcia Argyriades, 04 October 2010

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Image Courtesy of Carlos Alberto

Who would have ever thought that the person who designed this revolutionary vehicle actually hated motorbikes!  Yes, I’m referring to the revolutionary designer Corradino D’Ascanio who designed the first Vespa model in 1945 which was actually produced one year later.  No one could have then imagined that this revolutionary design would have resisted itself in time! 

Image Courtesy of Carlos Alberto

Today, sixty-four years later Yatzer discovered a Portuguese carpenter, Carlos Alberto who took this iconic motorbike and transformed it in his own unique way; with materials which he knows how to use best; with wood!  The creator of this work of art has put together this elegant wooden Vespa, “Vespa Daniela.”

Image Courtesy of Carlos Alberto

Vespa Daniela is entirely hand-crafted, with a lot of tender, love and care.  It definitely takes a whole lot of time to complete such a work of art.  A forgotten Vespa in Carlos Alberto’s garage was the stimulation to create this masterpiece; he dismantled the pieces of the old scooter and kept the engine, the suspensions and the wheels.  He then started working towards the completion of the Vespa; images of the working process are available throughout the various stages.  It seems that, this isn’t this man’s first two-wheeled wooden creation as we also found a Cruiser motorcycle which has been hand-crafted in a full size model.

Image Courtesy of Carlos Alberto

Vespa Daniela most likely derives her name as it is dedicated to his daughter Daniela.  What a lucky gal she is, I guess that we all wish we had one of those to travel in the city street with style!

Image Courtesy of Carlos Alberto

Image Courtesy of Carlos Alberto

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    Sotiris | 2010-10-04 09:36:58

    I want...want...want...want this!

  • friend
    Gracia | 2010-10-05 14:08:17

    Hi Costas!!! Love this motorbike... Daniela is also my daughter's name!!! What a coincidence. Best Regards from diariodesign.com

  • friend
    Thomas | 2011-04-14 19:18:14

    So cool! I agree with Sotiris, I want... I think there was an article in Scootering on Carlos and "Daniela". Nice to see people with ideas, and skills... Shouldn't it be displayed at the Piaggio museum in Pontedera?

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